Learner's definition of IMMEDIATE
1 a : happening or done without delay
b : happening or existing now c always used before a noun, [more immediate; most immediate] : important now
This requires your immediate attention.
The new restaurant was an immediate success.
This crisis calls for immediate action.
The response to the crisis was immediate.
always used before a noun
2 a : close to a particular place b : close to a particular time or event 3 always used before a noun : having no other person or thing in between
Turn right onto Main Street and then take your immediate left. [=quickly turn onto the next street on your left]
He was sitting to my immediate right.
The company president will choose her immediate successor.
She was my immediate predecessor
He referred me to his immediate superior.
Hospital visits are limited to immediate family. [=a person's parents, brothers and sisters, husband or wife, and children]
4 always used before a noun : coming straight from a cause or reason